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    Russian women stuck in lockdown hell as abuse surges

    Agence France-Presse. Moscow | Updated at 11:29am on May 24, 2020

    Ineta Akhtyamova's husband flew into a rage in late April, about a month into Moscow's coronavirus lockdown. She was preparing a meal in the small...

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    Trump to withdraw US from open skies treaty

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 11:12pm on May 22, 2020

    Russia will observe the Open Skies treaty as long as it is in force, a Russian deputy foreign minister said Friday after president Donald Trump...

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    Russia records highest coronavirus death toll yet

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 11:07pm on May 16, 2020

    Russia on Saturday recorded its highest daily death toll yet from the coronavirus while new cases fell to the lowest level in two weeks. Russia...

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    Merkel cites ‘hard evidence’ Russian hackers targeted her

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 10:31pm on May 13, 2020

    German chancellor Angela Merkel voiced frustration Wednesday that Russia was targeting her in hacking attacks, saying she had concrete proof of the ‘outrageous’ spying attempts...

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    5 dead in fire at St Petersburg hospital

    Agence France-Presse . Saint Petersburg | Updated at 01:49pm on May 12, 2020

    A fire at a hospital in Russia’s second largest city Saint Petersburg on Tuesday killed five coronavirus patients who had been attached to ventilators, officials...

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    At least nine people killed in Moscow care home fire

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 04:15pm on May 11, 2020

    A fire broke out in a retirement home in the Moscow region, killing at least nine people with several more in intensive care in hospital,...

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    Damascus, Moscow accused of war crimes in NW Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 03:59pm on May 11, 2020

    Amnesty International on Monday said it has documented 18 attacks in northwest Syria carried out by regime and Russian forces over the past year that...

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    Putin calls for ‘invincible’ unity as Russians mark Victory Day on lockdown

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 10:23pm on May 09, 2020

    President Vladimir Putin told Russians they are ‘invincible’ when they stand together as the country on Saturday marked the 75th anniversary of the end of...

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    US accuses China, Russia of coordinating on virus conspiracies

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 09:34am on May 09, 2020

    The United States on Friday accused China and Russia of stepping up cooperation to spread false narratives over the coronavirus pandemic, saying Beijing was increasingly...

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    Russia registers record rise in coronavirus cases

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 11:34pm on May 07, 2020

    Russia on Thursday reported another record increase in coronavirus infections with more than 11,000 new cases as Moscow imposes new virus restrictions and ramps up...

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